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Five seek council appointment

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Crews responded to Highway 33 and Sanches Road just south of Newman Friday afternoon on a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a damaged power pole. The California Highway Patrol reported that the incident was a hit-and-run.

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GUSTINE – As local public schools have reverted solely to distance learning in the face of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, classroom instruction has continued on schedule at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School.

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An open seat on the West Side Community Healthcare District, which oversees operation of the West Side Community Ambulance, had drawn no letters of interest from candidates interested in appointment to the position as of Monday.

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Newman, Gustine COVID case counts

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Workers put the finishing touches on freshly poured concrete along Meredith Avenue Monday afternoon in Gustine as work continued on a walkway project. In addition to the sidewalk along Meredith between Linden and Grove avenues, the project involves construction of a walking path circling thr…

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Fire damages travel trailer

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A fire late Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, destroyed a travel trailer which had been converted to a permanent residence in the 26000 block of River Road, Newman Fire Chief/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Division Chief Keith Bowen reported. Bowen said one occupant was displaced by the fi…

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NEWMAN - The city’s efforts to bring normalcy as best possible in the face of an ongoing pandemic will continue in 2021, and even with the COVID-related challenges officials plan to complete a number of improvement projects in the year ahead.

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Gustine, Newman case counts

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GUSTINE - The coronavirus pandemic has tested city staff, businesses and residents through much of 2020, but despite those challenges a number of municipal projects moved forward in Gustine.

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NEWMAN - Community members, law enforcement officers and loved ones gathered Saturday to hold a vigil in remembrance of fallen Newman Police Department Cpl. Ronil Singh.

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A number of improvements are being made to the memorial honoring fallen Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh. The memorial is located at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue, where Singh was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 26, 2018. A crew from Westside Landscape and Concrete worked on the memor…

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A single-vehicle accident toppled the service club sign greeting visitors at the northern Highway 33/140 entrance to Gustine last Friday morning. Police said the driver, identified as Adan Roman, 63, of Los Banos was westbound on Highway 140 in a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when he drove through th…

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COVID cases climbing on West Side

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NEWMAN - A remarkable show of community generosity brightened the holiday season for about 170 children in more than 50 families in the Newman-Crows Landing area.

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NEWMAN - A temporary grading policy enacted by the Newman-Crows Landing school board in November drew more than a dozen letters of protest, many of which were read at the Dec. 14 board meeting, but did not sway trustees.

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GUSTINE - The City Council recently took steps toward streamlining Gustine’s public nuisance abatement process and more clearly defining code violations.

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Outgoing Gustine Unified School District school trustee Pat Rocha was honored Wednesday, Dec. 9 for her 13 years of service to the school board. Rocha is pictured with Dr. Bryan Ballenger, district superintendent. 

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A young calf being walked by a group through downtown Newman recently turned heads and sparked conversations. Eleven-year-old Daven Baker was among those taking a stroll with their bovine companion.

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Two new members have joined the board of directors of the West Side Community Healthcare District, which oversees operation of West Side Community Ambulance.

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NEWMAN - The City Council last week awarded more than $100,000 in grant funds to 22 local businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Newman COVID-19 case count soars

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Construction of a walking path which encircles Schmidt Park in Gustine is continuing at a steady pace. The project also includes construction of a walkway along Meredith Avenue from Linden to Grove avenues.